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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Trace Louis Hilburn
May 4, 2016 - June 19, 2020

Place of Birth: Miles City, MT
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 4

Trace Louis Hilburn made a grand entrance into this world when he decided to arrive four weeks early on May 4, 2016 in Miles City, Montana. He was welcomed by his loving parents Trey and Kayla (Mindt) Hilburn and his three older brothers, Aaron, Nathan, and Konnar.
Being the fourth of five boys, Trace grew up tough. From the day Trace was born, he had a mind of his own. Even though he knew how to walk by the age of 8 months, he absolutely refused and chose to bear crawl (mowgli) till he was 1 ½ years old.
He was such a charmer, always giving people compliments. Trace had a special way of making his mom feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, reminding her daily that she smelled like rainbows. Time spent with Dad was Trace’s time for the manly things. Together they would work on pickups, hunt, and mow the lawn with their matching mowers. Being his little brother, Tatum’s, best friend and teacher came naturally for Trace. While giving his older brothers a run for their money was a priority, he truly was the apple of our family’s eye.
Trace loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his grandparents. When visiting Grandma Carrie and Papa Eddie in Fort Peck, he found terrorizing the minnows in the tank so exciting! He also could be found sneaking into the Lakeridge store convincing his grandparents, aunts, and uncles that he really needed a Zinger, even if that meant denying his parents’ wishes. If the box of Zingers were empty, he would settle for a Twinkie. He treasured fishing the Missouri River with Papa Marty even if all they caught were the memories. Moments with Grandma Tina were spent outdoors in the garden, watering flowers, or going inside to bake cookies or read books.
Hunting, fishing, and t-ball were always at the top of his list of favorite activities. Trace spent many hours in the fishing boats with his Aunts and Uncles where he not only learned the trick of the trade fishing Fort Peck but also usually a new vocabulary.
Trace was a mischievous, goofy, sweet little boy who enjoyed life and who lit up any room he entered. Not a day went by without a dance party in the living room or a jam session in the car. Being able to tease his aunt, uncles and family with a good thump or joke would make him smile and giggle. He adored making people laugh, prank them, or just plain acting silly.
Trace attended preschool at Heart Prints & Hand Prints Preschool. He took his learning very seriously, always quizzing to make sure his family was paying attention to what he was teaching them. Trace had big dreams to accomplish and was set on becoming a doctor. Some of his most cherished toys were his anatomy toys and pretend doctor kit.
Trace was taken from us way too soon on June 19, 2020 in a tragic accident. He was surrounded by his parents and loved ones when God decided to take his little hand and call him home. We could all use one more chase around the house and one more time to give him additional love.
Trace is survived by: his parents, Trey and Kayla Hilburn; brothers Aaron, Nathan, Konnar, and Tatum; grandparents, Eddie and Carrie Mindt, Marty and Tina Strauser; aunts Haley and Morgan Mindt, Pam Mathis and Beth Labs; uncles, Taylor and Justin Mindt, Turkus Jones and Jeremy Jones; great-grandparents, Larry and Sharon Mindt, Denise Herman, Don and Margret Ligon; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.
Trace is preceded in death by: grandparents Willis Godfray Jr. and Janice Loretta Hilburn; and great-grandpa Buck Herman.



Memorial Contribution
To honor Trace's love of books, new or gently loved books can be brought to the funeral or dropped off at the funeral home.

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Ron and Connie Watts (Miles City, MT)
Jun 22, 2020
Our hearts break for all Trace's family and friends. Please let God surround you with his love, which never ends and will guide you all through this devastating time.
Dion and Diane Ligon (Poulsbo, WA)
Jun 22, 2020
To all of Trace's family, we send our love and prayers as you deal with this tragedy. Our hearts are broken for all of you.
Kenneth & Shirley Siebenaler (Sidney, MT)
Jun 22, 2020
We are heartbroken for you all in the tragic loss of your precious boy, Trace! May God surround you all in His loving arms and give you His strength & peace to get through the tough days ahead. Love & Prayers, Kenny & Shirley Siebenaler
Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Jun 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. May our Lord give you strength and comfort during this time and always. God Bless
Sarah and Chris Hancock (Sidney , Mt)
Jun 22, 2020
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cynthia Misner (Berthold , ND)
Jun 22, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to all that knew and loved Trace. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Smith Barnes (Alpena, Michigan )
Jun 22, 2020
Your all in my thoughts and prayers! My heart goes out to you all!
Diana & Harry Reynolds (Gillette, Wyoming)
Jun 22, 2020
Kayla, Trey,& boys. Tina & Marty, Eddie & family. Haley & family. So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. May God help you grieve. Trace will live on through all of you.
Paige Lueck (Billings, MT)
Jun 23, 2020
May God watch over the family and all of those who were close to Trace. He was such a brilliant and loving boy. He will be greatly missed but I know his kind heart will be watching over everyone!
Brandon & Gretta Ensrud (Alexander, ND)
Jun 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Trace. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers continuously as you face this tragedy.
Tim and Jean Vaira (Williston)
Jun 23, 2020
Our hearts ache for your loss of this sweet child. May our Lord Jesus surround your hearts and minds with his tenderness and love. I will remember you all in my prayers . Trace is in Heaven with God , all innocent souls are embraced in our Blessed Mother Mary’s arms .
bob and linda (baker, mt.)
Jun 25, 2020
ARE PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU
Brenda St Pierre (Circle, Montana)
Jun 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Lloyd & Marietta Keller (Sidney, MT)
Jun 25, 2020
We are so sorry that this tragedy has happened to your family. We just met boys and dad in the park. Our grandchildren enjoyed playing with the boys. Know that Jesus is caring for Trace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and peace.
Timothy Morrisett (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Jun 26, 2020
Condolences to you and your family on this tragic loss. Trace was amazing young boy with such a contagious smile and personality.
Larry and Kathy Vaira (Billings, Montana)
Jun 28, 2020
Our hearts go out to all the family of Trace. May he rest in peace with the Lord.
Ron and Kathy Anderson (Lambert, Mt.)
Jun 28, 2020
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. He will be missed, but always loved. Love, Uncle Ron and Auntie Kathy
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Ron & Jody Thompson
Cheree & Lily
Lee & Aranda Taylor & Family
KC Transport & Staff
Uncle Lee & Aunt Sharron
Lambert Class of 2005
Gwen & John Norewich
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Grandma Herman, Uncle Chad, Aunt LeAnn, Uncle Lance, Aunt Raquel, Uncle E.J. & Aunt Danielle
John & Sharyl Prescott
Sidney Eagles Wrestling Club
Monica Buckles
Mike, Cathy, Jaylin & Joael
Tina, Carol, Marie, Darla & all the fosters
Sidney Middle School Staff
Jim, Nitta, Che`, Cheree, Lily & The Ulrich Family
Jon & Melissa Steele
Beloved Son & Brother
Ron & Jody Thompson
Cheree & Lily
Lee & Aranda Taylor & Family
KC Transport & Staff
Uncle Lee & Aunt Sharron
Lambert Class of 2005
Gwen & John Norewich
XTO Energy
Grandma Herman, Uncle Chad, Aunt LeAnn, Uncle Lance, Aunt Raquel, Uncle E.J. & Aunt Danielle
John & Sharyl Prescott
Sidney Eagles Wrestling Club
Monica Buckles
Mike, Cathy, Jaylin & Joael
Tina, Carol, Marie, Darla & all the fosters
Sidney Middle School Staff
Jim, Nitta, Che`, Cheree, Lily & The Ulrich Family
Jon & Melissa Steele
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